Katy Perry Was Pure Chaos On ‘Masterchef’ Last Night & No One Could Handle Her
Katy Perry is one of America’s most slyly chaotic popstars.
Sometimes, when you glance at her sideways, she seems pretty milquetoast. Songs like ‘Hot and Cold’ are by-the-numbers pop fare, and her image — particularly when she first emerged on the scene — was a cross between Sesame Street-style wholesomeness and sweet, unassuming kindness.
But every now and then, that veil falls away, and it becomes clear just how deeply odd Perry is. Remember when she livestreamed herself for hours straight in order to promote Witness? Or what about the time she announced her pregnancy by staring straight into the camera lens and just, ya know, screaming?
Or how about her absolutely, unabashedly bugnuts appearance on Masterchef last night?
I mean, Perry’s a strange choice for a cooking show judge anyway, given that she once said that she had to look up how to boil water “on YouTube” — a factoid that Masterchef fans online were quick to point out.
what is katy perry doing in master chef when she cant boil a water
— 🌼Martyna (@marigoIdperry) May 13, 2020
But that wasn’t the half of it. From the moment that she first walked onscreen, Perry’s energy was all over the place. She was the wild card that the show has so long been waiting for, and absolutely nobody knew how to deal with her.
She called one of the contestant’s dishes “the tits”, she looked straight down the barrel of the camera, and she turned to sweet and kind Jock Zonfrillo, stared him right in the eyes, and said, “put it in my mouth, daddy.”
— masterchefau (@masterchefau) May 14, 2020
Literally n o b o d y on Australian reality television looks straight at the camera?? I'm looking at you Katy perry. #MasterChef
— Gabriella Pereira (@bellacarmenn) May 14, 2020
im a savage! yeah pic.twitter.com/atqrhaENtO
— ◡̈ (@kevinruddvevo) May 14, 2020
Katy Perry just called Jock “daddy” and I may never recover. #MasterChefAU
— Tara Watson (@tara_watson_) May 14, 2020
did i just hear katy PERRY say “put it in my mouth daddy” the blue haired bicth? omfg my childhood is ruined- pic.twitter.com/nkacfGPjEP
— 6#1s from 1 album stan. (@ONlKATHEEBARBIE) May 14, 2020
Before too long, Twitter had lit up with reactions from amusedly non-plussed viewers.
Drink when Katy Perry is weird was a disastrous addition to our MasterChef drinking game
— Jim Malo (@jimmalo7) May 14, 2020
i cant tell if i love or hate katy perry on masterchef tonight
— hulia (@huliaaa) May 14, 2020
Katy Perry walks into the #MasterChefAU kitchen.
The gays are dying, hetros seem confused, Simon is cooking carrot and custard. Mayhem.
— Adam Carmody (@_adamcarmody) May 14, 2020
Katy Perry on Masterchef has been the most chaotic 10 minutes ever. She’s on FIRE. #MasterchefAU
— Michael Farrer 🏳️🌈 (@MichaelFarrer92) May 14, 2020
KATY KEEPS BREAKING THE THIRD WALL THE OFFICE STYLE #MasterChefAU
— Basic Masterchef Quotes (@BasicMasterchef) May 14, 2020
— joshu (@josduae) May 14, 2020
why is katy perry on masterchef. is she a famous chef. isn’t she pregnant and busy being pregnant. couldn’t you just take her out to the car park and let her lick the bonnet of the company merc and she’d be like ‘wow. stunning. absolutely delicious’
— [redacted] (@do_not_test_me) May 14, 2020
#MasterChefAU This Katy Perry episode’s energy is almost on par with my year 9 science pracs
— Olivia (@olivipartridge) May 14, 2020
I don’t know why it got me so good, given we knew it was coming, but when they all started freaking out about Katy Perry I absolutely lost my shit laughing and haven’t stopped #MasterChefAU pic.twitter.com/Gy3ZV9iZ3K
— becca (@bvrcoe) May 14, 2020
“i love a sweet meat” – katy perry aus masterchef 2020
— phoebe (@katysmychampion) May 14, 2020
Listen, clearly the Masterchef producers should give us all what we want and make Katy Perry a permanent fixture of the show. At the very least, reality television would never be the same again.
This article was originally published on Junkee.